Picnic Buffet $34.00 Service Package

Price $34.00 per guest with a minimum guarantee of 100 guests. *Plus Service charge 20%

Buffet,Service charge,Sales tax $5,174.80

Picnic Buffet
Buns or Wheat, white dinner rolls and butter

Salads choice of 3
Garden tossed salad served with choice of two dressings: Ranch, Cherry balsamic vinaigrette, Poppy seed, Cajun buttermilk, Italian, White French, Balsamic vinaigrette, 1000 Islands.

Black bean and corn salad
Cheese display
Cold baked beans
Cole slaw
Country potato salad
Cucumber salad
Edamame Salad
Fresh fruit display
Linguine Cannellini bean
Macaroni salad
Marinated cucumber, tomato, peppers, and onions
Marinated green beans
Peas and peanuts
Sliced marinated tomatoes
Sour cream and dill potato salad
Southern pea salad
Spaghetti salad
Vegetable display
Vegetarian pasta salad
Waldorf salad

Salad substitute $1.00
Bib lettuce salad
Bow tie and vegetable
Broccoli coleslaw
Bulgur wheat salad
Caesar salad
Pasta shells with seafood
Red and white cabbage slaw fresh basil, sesame oil, balsamic
Roasted beet salad with feta and walnuts on a bed of spinach
Spinach salad with fresh strawberries, red onion, and caramelized walnuts
Traverse City salad mix greens dried cherries, walnuts, and blue cheese

Salad substitute $2.00
Sliced Tomato, pepperoncini, onion, fresh mozzarella drizzled with herb olive oil

Entrée choice of two

Entrée vegan
Vegetable paella
Rice bean casserole
Stuffed pepper rice and black bean $3.00 more per guest

Entrée vegetarian
Fettuccine alfredo
Linguine with vegetarian marinara sauce
Linguine in pesto sauce with roasted walnuts and sun-dried tomatoes
Macaroni and three cheese bake
Mostaccioli vegetarian
Mexican vegetarian casserole $3.00 more per guest

Chicken entrees are breast (Bone in chicken available on request)
BBQ chicken
Caribbean jerk chicken
Chicken with mushroom sauce
Citrus chicken
Honey mustard chicken
Italian marinated chicken
Lemon pepper chicken
Mesquite grilled chicken
Tequila lime chicken
Teriyaki grilled chicken

BBQ pork
Hot dogs

Italian meatballs with spaghetti
Swedish meatballs noodles with mushroom sauce
Mostaccioli beef

Polish sausage with sauerkraut
Sausage paella
Smoked ham with pineapple raisin glaze

Entrée substitute $2.00 per guest
BBQ beef
Breaded chicken
Baked cod
Chicken marsala
Roast turkey
Seafood fettuccine
Seafood paella
Smoked chicken sun-dried tomato bow tie noodles with alfredo

Entrée substitute $3.00 per guest
Pork Italian
Salmon crusted with pesto and pecans
Stuffed cabbage

Entrée substitute priced per guest $4.00 per guest
Grilled salmon with herb butter
Parmesan crusted whitefish
Saint Louis style ribs

Chef carved
$ 7.00 Beef tenderloin
$ 7.00 Corn beef
$ 10.00 Prime rib

All food selections are prepared from my own personal recipes. Feel free to contact me regarding ingredients or other questions about preparation (always willing to work with special diets)

Special diets and preparation are available, but every guest will have the exact same meal served buffet style. (We do not offer individual personnel meals with restrictions)

Included in pricing; paper dinner napkins, heavy weight plastic forks and knifes, three compartment heavy gauge paper plates.

Palm leaf and wood replacement for paper goods buffet… $3.00 per guest additional

Silverware replacement for plastic $3.00 per guest

Please note: Clients are more than welcome to bring in your own paper goods, but we do not handle real China with this package.

Service package

  • Linen napkins, linen table clothes white in color
  • Plastic forks and knifes
  • Cutting cake (plates and forks included)
  • Professionally trained catering staff, wait-staff and bartenders
  • Insurance: general liability, workman’s compensation, liquor liability
  • Trash removal

Venues that have their own liquor license: Please let me know will back out bar service pricing.

Bar services include

  • One bar that will be fully staffed all evening
  • 9oz clear plastic cups
  • 16oz clear plastic cups
  • 10oz foam cups
  • Containers for icing down beverages
  • Wine glasses
  • Coffee service
  • We strongly suggest letting us handle your ice needs
  • Please keep in mind only Chefs Pride Catering can serve alcohol at your event, we do not offer any type of self-service option with bars, we cannot have an outside company offer bar services with this package based on our liability insurance.

*We offer 1 bar: Moving to another spot will be additional $200 charge*

Please note that if you would like to have two staffed bars there will be an additional $850.00 charge for the evening

Client responsibility

  • All Tables, bars, buffet and chair setup
  • Delivery of all alcohol including beer taps, beverages, garnishes and pop mixes
  • Catering tent for staging and clearing we require 20×20 tent with 4 side curtains
  • 8 eight-foot tables $700.00 to event
  • 2 eight-foot tables for bar area
  • 3 three eight-foot buffet tables

Pricing is based on events being held in Traverse City ending time of 11:00 pm.

Price $34.00 per guest with a minimum guarantee of 100 guests.

Paper Goods Price Quote with a minimum guarantee of 100 guests.
100 Guests at $34.00                                    $3,400.00
Service Charge 20%                                      $680.00
Michigan sales tax 6%                                   $244.80
Ice                                                                     $150.00
Tent and tables                                              $700.00
Amount Proposed                                         $5,174.80

Annual Food Event: Next scheduled date April 28, 2024 12:00 p.m.

If you are interested in securing your event a $600.00 Non-Refundable Deposit will be required in order to secure the date. Deposits are deducted off final billing.

* Vendor meals are free but will need to know how many *

Final guest count and payment in full are due 14 days prior to the event.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding your event.


Larry Burdek
Chef’s Pride Catering Inc.
Traverse City, Michigan
Phone (231) 943-9683